Spectacular Views!

I would rate this hike as a moderately difficult. It's easy to find at the back of the parking lot of the hot springs. There were a few other people that we saw on our way to the summit so I would recommend bringing bear spray and hiking with at least one other person. Definitely a lot more people on the summit. The summit gives you 360 degree views with a whole lot of wind! Very rewarding after the hike up. The last bit of the hike to the summit is rocky and steep. It can get a bit slippery so trekking poles would probably be useful if you're unsteady on your feet. I would highly recommend this hike.

Fun Ride

The price is about $35USD but definitely worth it. The tram ride is about 7 minutes long and brings you almost to the top of Whistler Mountain. There is a short hike to the summit of the mountain which we were unable to complete due to an incoming storm. I'm sure the views are even more spectacular from the summit. We got stuck at the little shop/cafe at the top before we were allowed to ride back down due to high winds. Once it was safe to ride back down they let us go but definitely packed the tram. The tram is dog friendly! If you have some time to kill in Jasper this is definitely a good way to do it!

Pictures don't do it justice.

Peyto Lake is a must-see if you're driving through the Icefields Parkway. It's a pretty short, easy hike that spits you out overlooking Peyto Lake. This is by far the bluest lake I have ever seen. It doesn't seem real even in person. It's a pretty busy spot but don't let that deter you from going.

Beautiful!

This hike is beautiful! Definitely a busy trail. We got started a little past 9 and the trail was already bustling. You get to pass little Mirror Lake on the way up. Lake Agnes is just breathtaking. The teahouse is pretty small but smells heavenly. I would highly recommend!

Worth it!

Such a great hike! Definitely a moderately difficult hike. Lots of steep switchbacks towards the summit but the views are so worth it. From the top you get to overlook mirror lake, lake louise, and most of Banff. Had to hike through some snowpack in late June but didn't need any equipment. Would definitely recommend!

Zoe Iasilli

over 3 years ago

Beautiful Hike

Really enjoyed this hike. Got to the trailhead a little after 9 on a Sunday morning. Parking lot was pretty full but there was still plenty of parking. The trail was pretty well marked and not too busy. Tracking the distance on my phone it was 7.3 miles. There definitely some parts that were a little strenuous but for the most part I would consider this a moderately difficult hike. The views at the top were stunning. 360 degree views and lots of wildflowers! Definitely would recommend.